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April 24, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 132

With competition mounting in the web hosting market, hosting providers have come up with 'unlimited' bandwidth, the key selling point of web hosting packages now-a-days. However, this is just a marketing ploy developed by the service providers since no web hosting company can offer unlimited bandwidth as bandwidth of the service provider, network and even the Internet itself is physically limited. But since this limitation faced by the web hosting company itself is incomprehensible and practically unreachable by customers, this expression is not totally unreliable.

In unmetered bandwidth, the hosting companies will not measure the bandwidth that customer uses. The hosting providers will not hinder the traffic to customer's website by placing restrictions on the amount of hits you can receive or bandwidth you can use. For example, if you as the customer avail a hosting plan of 100mbps unmetered bandwidth, the top line speed would be 100 mbps. The hosting provider would control the speed at which data transfer takes place as 100mbps while the amount of data transfer is not measured or charged. Hence the user is not charged with bandwidth overages or extra charges.

With 'unlimited' bandwidth gaining much popularity and market, the detrimental practice of overselling bandwidth has also proliferated. Overselling in simple terms is the practice of selling more bandwidth than a web hosting company actually has. This irresponsible action leads to costly site outages that would be devastating to the customer's business. Web hosting service providers should be responsible and constantly monitor their bandwidth usage and ensure that websites of all customers are up and running in order to prevent overselling. An unmetered dedicated server is a server that provides uncalculated or 'unmetered' usage of bandwidth. As a customer, you would you would pay only on the basis of the uplink speed and not on the basis of amount of data transfer.

The server provider does not calculate the amount data transfer (in gigabytes per month) that happens in your server's network connection. Hence, an unmetered dedicated server owner is not charged with bandwidth overage fee or the extra charge levied from customers who utilize more than the allotted amount of data transfer usage.

With unmetered dedicated servers, the bandwidth is not measured during the month, but is limited by the network connection such as 10Mbps or 100Mbps. For instance, 100mbps unmetered dedicated server will provide 100Mbps of transfer to the server and the maximum top line speed for the server would be 100 Mbit/s.

In case of dedicated unmetered bandwidth, your bandwidth is not shared with other customers. Unlike the shared unmetered server where the connection will be shared with other customers and the amount of data transfer will be lower compared to dedicated unmetered bandwidth.

If you have a steadily expanding website, you would need large amount of bandwidth which would lead to unaffordable overage fees. A dedicated unmetered server meets the high bandwidth requirements that occur due to large data transfers on the server. Unmetered Dedicated Servers are the perfect solution for Media hosting, adult website hosting, file hosting and mirroring and other similar hosting applications which require unmetered connectivity.

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